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[mass noun] An attitude of patronizing superiority; disdain.‘a tone of condescension’‘I'm treated with condescension’
superciliousness, superiority, scorn, disdain, loftiness, airs, lordliness, haughtiness, imperiousness, snobbishness, snobberysnootiness, snottinesspatronizationView synonyms
- ‘It's like being called a eunuch or an old maid; one always hears that faint sneer of disdain and condescension mixed with pity.’
- ‘The bombast, condescension, arrogance and swagger all seems slightly silly in retrospect.’
- ‘Watching it, I found myself quietly appalled by the smugness, condescension and bogus rhetoric on display.’
- ‘He knows Tom is not one of their breed and treats him with the condescension and snobbery that his privileged class affords him.’
- ‘There's a lot you could say about this remark - its arrogance, its condescension.’
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